Longtime public educator wants to serve in the legislature
REEDSPORT, OR. – Duane “Boomer” Wright has announced his intention to run for State Representative in District 9. Boomer is a longtime resident of the community with 31 years of service as a public-school teacher and administrator in the Siuslaw and Mapleton School Districts.
“I am running to be your next state representative because the voices of Oregon’s coastal communities are being ignored,” Boomer stated. “I’m frustrated that our jobs, way of life, and our communities are threatened by special interests and politicians in Salem and Portland. I believe in growth and prosperity for all Oregonians. Our families deserve it. Our businesses deserve it. Our communities deserve it.”
The accomplished Coos Bay public servant Caddy McKeown announced in December that she would not seek re-election for House District 9, resulting in an open seat contest for the 2020 General Election.
“I’d like to thank Representative McKeown for her years of public service to coastal communities and for speaking up for rural Oregon, “said Boomer. “I would be honored if voters give me the opportunity to build on her work. Our coastal communities will not survive the high taxes, rising energy costs, and threats to our personal freedoms coming out of the state capitol.”
Boomer resides in Reedsport with his wife Susan who is a registered nurse. House District 9 encompasses the communities of Coos Bay, North Bend, Lakeside, Reedsport, Dunes City, Florence, Mapleton, Triangle Lake, and Yachats.